All v551 and v555 users beware, don't load any bitmap on your phone. I accidently did today and could not get in the pictures folder until I use my bluetooth to get the bitmap out. Everything is fine now. But bitmap causes heavy slowness and phone freeze too(not to mention no access to pictures). Scared me for a bit, thought my phone was dying on me, guess it was my bad.
this phone is really unique. honestly the basic features are excellent but the ringer tones and the resolution for the camera could have been alot better. there is room for improvement for these above features that i have mention
this phone is really a unique. honestly the basic features are excellent but the ringer tones and the resolution for the camera could have been alot better. there is room for improvement for these above features that i have mention
That's a greal deal. I paid $99.99 cad with 2 year contract for mine.
To v555 user:
Are u sure u fully charged it? I charged it today when my battery bar still had 3 bars. Once I plug the charger, the indicator goes to one and flashes. after 2 hours or less, I checked up on my phone, it did not say "charge complete" on the outer display but rather on the inner screen. That's a little wierd, it used to say it on the outer screen, maybe i missed it when it flashed back to clock mode or something. Since, overcharging does not damage the phone (said on menu) try charging it for some hours unitl it says "charging complete" on one of the screen. If that still doesn't work, probably have to either use all battery than charge or its a defect. Hope that helps, cheers!
Thank you for the information. Well im sending in my Motorola V400 because I have insurance on it and im paying $35 bucks to get a new one, but they dont have the V400s anymore so they told me they are sending me a new V555 inplace of my old V400, what a great deal.
to v555 user:
haven't paid much attention to that, other than not saying "charging complete" does the battery indicator show "full"? I will try it tonight.
Camera is better than most phone of its class. Espescially when you move it fast in video mode, it still shows decently unlike other phones blurring out. camera zoom is powerful compared to SE. lack of light maybe a concern, but never bothered me. I still recommend bluetooth dongle, never failed and easy to upload and download mp3,photo,video, etc.. Shop for cheap or used one, seen one for $20 U.S in a forum before.
if 850 is avaiable on you carrier, quad-band will show its advantages often.
Im going to get the V555 on the 15th of june, I had a V400 (god that phone caused so much troubles). I was looking at the information on the V555 and it seems really cool, how is the camera on it and does it get good service?
it keeps chargin and it wont say charge compleat like its sopose to it keeps showing low battery when its bluged in other whise its a grate phone any one have a slution for me e mail me
icic, i agree. Me and my friends are not fans of the chrome plate in the front. The SE does look better. Goood luck to you. It's just wierd that many phone companies are overing these two in simialr prices. This topic has come up very often. If there was a third choice with all features of Moto and looks of Se, that would be great.
Thanks for responding!
Just to make it clear--I was not going to pick a phone based on the appearance. Both phones seemed to be equal in all other aspects, so since I liked the appearance of the z500 better, I was just going to go with that one.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, see two posts below.
Before I begin, i hope you understanding, I'm trying to give an honest opinion regardless of the fact taht I'm user a v551.
You are better off with this phone than the SE z500. Here are my reasons:
1)Z500a uses a cstn screen, that is same as t610.
2)Z500a does not have ifrared or bluetooth, only usb port. (infrared or bluetooth would be much more convienient in transfering anything plus if u buy a usb cable, would be pretty much useless for any other phone)
3) SE cameras are very poor, even k700i(I had one before)
4) v551 has quad-band (al the bands you want)
5) some z500 (the early ones) tend to freeze for no reason.
6) Finally, I'm not using the v551 is the best phone in the world, just that the z500 is a bad choice, it's all about the exterior.
For the V551:
it's reliable(never failed), decent camera, low on memory as well as z500. everything's fine, but you would get bored of it quickly. hope that helps. Cheers
I got a cell phone on Saturday--this phone (motorola v551), but I wanted the Sony Ericsson Z500a. They were sold out and I was told they'd recieve more the following week, so I took this phone temporarily. I kind of like this phone and all its functions, but I like the appearance of the z500a better. Both seem to have the same abilities (which was why I wanted the z500a, because that one just looks better to me) and about the same ratings on this site, so I was wondering which you all would recommend I go with. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or respond on this board! Thank you so much. :)
Do you mean how or where? Some site for mp3 songs sometimes have small short samples, perfect for ringtones. I only have Ashlee Simpson- LaLa and Lindsay Lohan's Rumours. E-mail me at email@example.com if interested. Since the new e-mails have 250mb limit and 10mb per attachment , there should be no problem. If u don't have one get one from yahoo or hotmail, later.
mp3? Don't know about usb, but probably it's drag and drop after all programs are setup and a connection is established. You may want to consider downloading an mp3 converter since many songs today are set in memory saving formats such as wma, wav, etc.. in which the v551 does not except. Remember, mp3's only! Hope this helps.
usb plug? correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it beside the battery charge plug? Don't know about prices for usb cable right now. When i got got my bluetooth adapter there is little price difference between the 2.
From what i understand:
1)wireless connection for download and upload(up to 10-20ft I think, maybe even more)
2)very convenient(small size)
1)have to be paitent(espescially the first time loading program etc.)
2)Usb Cable allows cheaper phone unlock options when you bring th ephone to a store to unlock, I think. Bluetooth does not give anything related to this.
Personally, if unlocking is not an issue, I rather get bluetooth since its universal with all phones with bluetooth. USb cable limits to only one phone or sometimes a few similar phones of the same brand
were is the usb plug and how do u donload mps ringtones other than that the phone is sweet
its a great phone light and very stylish and is cheap for the price i got it for it was only$200.00 but the bad thing is like if you put extra features on it eg like screensavers and that, the batery doesn't last very long but the camera is ok and cool because it has video too thanx mick
For people with doubts about bluetooth:(here goes):
1)load the software that comes with bluetooth first.
2)attach the bt adapter to a usb port.
(bluetooth logo in blue should come up at right hand corner)
3)double click it, a new window should appear
4)turn bt in phone on by selecting "settings", "connections", "setup","power"=on
5)go to "my bluetooth" beside view on the bt window on your computer, and choose "bluetooth device discovery"
You may also want to choose "find me " on your phone under "setup" if computer cannot detect anything.
6)double click on the motorola phone logo on the bt window, and three icons should light up
7)choose the one with bt file transfer, a new file window pops up then drag and drop whatever you want to put one the phone into the files, or pull out anything from that window (containing files on phone) onto your computer.
Hope this helps, those are my exact steps for bt transfer. Other programs may differ, and first time setting up bt may ask you to set a code. Feel free to ask any questions.